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LA Chargers: “Steal a player” series — AFC South edition

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(Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

From the Indianapolis Colts, the LA Chargers steal…

Quenton Nelson, LG

The LA Chargers need to get Deshaun Watson something he has not had much in his career with the Texans in this imaginary scenario and to do so we are going to take Quenton Nelson from the Indianapolis Colts.

Nelson has only been in the league for two seasons and he is arguably already the best guard in the entire game. He was the most polished rookie lineman in recent history in the 2018 NFL Draft and has proven his worth with the Colts tenfold.

Nelson has been a Pro Bowler and All-Pro in each of his first two seasons in the league and last season he earned a 91.2 overall grade on Pro Football Focus. He allowed zero sacks in 1,042 snaps last season. That is insane.

The Chargers have made improvements to the offensive line that should result in positive success in 2020 and someone like Nelson would be the icing on the cake. The left side of the line is the side that is being questioned and Nelson would slide in an continue his league-leading ways.

As long as he keeps his health, Nelson is well on-pace for the largest contract that an offensive lineman has ever received in four years.

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